Mar 24, 2016 at 01:51 PM CST
A Perry County couple who owned several trucking companies has been convicted of defrauding and extorting their customers.
On March 18, a federal jury in London rendered a guilty verdict convicting 49-year-old Elliott Campbell and his wife, Melinda, 39, of charges related to wire fraud and extortion. Elliott Campbell was convicted of six counts of wire fraud, one count of conspiracy to commit wire fraud, and one count of conspiracy to commit extortion.
Melinda Campbell was found guilty of five counts of wire fraud, one count of conspiracy to commit wire fraud, and one count of conspiracy to commit extortion. The jury rendered its verdict after two days of deliberation, following three days of trial.